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THE PDS@65: TIES AND LINKAGES

THE PDS@65: TIES AND LINKAGES

As we think about the Philippine Dermatological Society’s 65 years, we see the many ties that hold us close to each other.From its inception and through its formative years, the PDS, its leadership, and its members, have hurdled many challenges together.

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Dermalgam: “A Dermatologic Amalgam of Modern and Traditional Issues”

Dermalgam: “A Dermatologic Amalgam of Modern and Traditional Issues”

The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Department of Dermatology, in cooperation with the Philippine Dermatological Society hosted a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity entitled “Dermalgam: A Dermatologic Amalgam of Modern and Traditional Issues” last October 13, 2017 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City.

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The Art of Research

The Art of Research

This CME course focused on the realm of research and pedagogy. The main objective of the CME activity was to equip the PDS residents, as well as the consultants, with a better understanding of the complex process of doing research.

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The 17th Derm-Surg Mission through the Eyes of a “Virgin Banaue Missioner”

The 17th Derm-Surg Mission through the Eyes of a “Virgin Banaue Missioner”

It was my first time to attend the Dermatological Surgical Mission in Banaue; a “Virgin Missioner”, as Dr. Ida Tiongco would call us first-timers. When it was announced that I am one of the two residents that would be joining, I was ecstatic and nervous at the same time. Ecstatic, since I have never been to Banaue, and at the same time, nervous, as this is my first time to be included in a mission this big. It was held last January 4-7, 2018 – a 4-day Dermatological Surgical Mission in cooperation with Good News Clinic and Hospital, Philippine Dermatological Society, and American Academy of Dermatology. Now on its 17th year, it was started by Drs. Antonio Ligot and Dr. Tiongco in 2000.

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Back to Back Championship for RITM at the PDS Quiz Bee Cup 2017

Back to Back Championship for RITM at the PDS Quiz Bee Cup 2017

Every year, each of the 11 Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) accredited institutions send their brightest representatives to the podiums of the highly–anticipated PDS Quiz Bee Cup. Ably supported by an educational grant from Glenmark Philippines, the competition aims to test the residents’ best knowledge of not only clinicopathologic Dermatology, but of Medicine & Health, General Information, Current events and PDS History.

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THE PDS@65: TIES AND LINKAGES

THE PDS@65: TIES AND LINKAGES

As we think about the Philippine Dermatological Society’s 65 years, we see the many ties that hold us close to each other.From its inception and through its formative years, the PDS, its leadership, and its members, have hurdled many challenges together.

read more
Dermalgam: “A Dermatologic Amalgam of Modern and Traditional Issues”

Dermalgam: “A Dermatologic Amalgam of Modern and Traditional Issues”

The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Department of Dermatology, in cooperation with the Philippine Dermatological Society hosted a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity entitled “Dermalgam: A Dermatologic Amalgam of Modern and Traditional Issues” last October 13, 2017 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City.

read more
The Art of Research

The Art of Research

This CME course focused on the realm of research and pedagogy. The main objective of the CME activity was to equip the PDS residents, as well as the consultants, with a better understanding of the complex process of doing research.

read more
The 17th Derm-Surg Mission through the Eyes of a “Virgin Banaue Missioner”

The 17th Derm-Surg Mission through the Eyes of a “Virgin Banaue Missioner”

It was my first time to attend the Dermatological Surgical Mission in Banaue; a “Virgin Missioner”, as Dr. Ida Tiongco would call us first-timers. When it was announced that I am one of the two residents that would be joining, I was ecstatic and nervous at the same time. Ecstatic, since I have never been to Banaue, and at the same time, nervous, as this is my first time to be included in a mission this big. It was held last January 4-7, 2018 – a 4-day Dermatological Surgical Mission in cooperation with Good News Clinic and Hospital, Philippine Dermatological Society, and American Academy of Dermatology. Now on its 17th year, it was started by Drs. Antonio Ligot and Dr. Tiongco in 2000.

read more
Back to Back Championship for RITM at the PDS Quiz Bee Cup 2017

Back to Back Championship for RITM at the PDS Quiz Bee Cup 2017

Every year, each of the 11 Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) accredited institutions send their brightest representatives to the podiums of the highly–anticipated PDS Quiz Bee Cup. Ably supported by an educational grant from Glenmark Philippines, the competition aims to test the residents’ best knowledge of not only clinicopathologic Dermatology, but of Medicine & Health, General Information, Current events and PDS History.

read more

WHAT IS A DERMATOLOGIST?

A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed 3 years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the PDS and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology.
There are many substandard programs claiming that they can offer training in Dermatology. Some courses run for a week, 3 months or a year. The format of these trainings are not well structured. Would you trust yourselves in the hands of these untrained doctors?

For effective and safe medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for your skin, hair and nails,

CONSULT A PDS DERMATOLOGIST, THE DermAuthority.

PDS_BOARD_2017
Officers:
President: Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia
Vice-President: Dr. Purita Paz-Lao
Secretary: Dr. Cecilia Rosete
Treasurer: Dr. Jasmin Jamora
Immediate Past President: Dr. Daisy King Ismael

 

Directors:
Dr. Bernadette Arcilla
Dr. Blossom Chan
Dr. Krisinda Clare Jamora
Dr. Julie Pabico
Dr. Maria Lourdes Palmero
Dr. Francisco Rivera IV
Dr. Arnold Yu
Vision
The Philippine Dermatological Society aims to be the recognized and respected leader in dermatology by pursuing excellence in skin health.

 

Mission
The Philippine Dermatological Society is an organization of humane and service-oriented dermatologists observing the highest ethical professional standards and promoting knowledge through information dissemination, training and research.
1. Produce competent dermatologists sensitive to the needs of the community.
2. Provide avenues for exchange of ideas that will enhance the science and art of dermatology.
3. Conduct researches and encourage publications relevant to the practice of dermatology.
4. Promote public awareness on the prevention of skin diseases through information and education campaigns.
5. Uphold professional and ethical standards among dermatologists.
6. Protect members of the Society against unfair practice and competition from unqualified practitioners through legislation and regulations.
7. Promote local and international recognition of the specialty.
8. Establish linkages with the other specialties for more comprehensive health care.
9. Foster camaraderie among members and colleagues from other countries.
10. Encourage academic advancement through scholarship and fellowship grants.

Established in 1952, the PDS is an organization of dermatologists or doctors who are experts in the field of medicine dedicated to the skin, hair and nails.


The Seal of Excellence in your dermatologists clinic signifies that your doctor is a competent and certified PDS dermatologist.
The PDS is the only specialty society in Dermatology that is recognized by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).